So you’re exploring the benefits of expert clear aligner treatment and educating yourself on the dangers of DIY (at-home) clear aligner treatment.
You decided DIY clear aligners are not worth the risk (great choice!), and you’re ready to take the first step to begin treatment with orthodontists who you know you can trust.
But first… how do you know if you’re a candidate for clear aligners? Is everyone eligible for clear aligner treatment?
Here’s what you need to know about clear aligner candidacy.
Who can use Invisalign and other clear aligners?
We have good news for you! At Spillers Orthodontics, anyone can be a candidate for clear aligners. No matter your age or the condition of your smile, you’re a good candidate for Invisalign or SO Clear Aligners, aligners made here in our on-site lab.
Our orthodontists, Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon, are some of the most experienced orthodontists in Georgia. Together, they have a combined 34 years of experience offering high-quality orthodontic treatments using the latest systems and technologies.
We’ve treated some of the most complex cases with clear aligners. While many orthodontists will suggest braces (over clear aligners) to treat children’s cases or teen/adult cases that are more severe, our orthodontists’ level of expertise enables us to offer clear aligners for any patient who chooses this treatment.
We believe you should choose your treatment preferences, not us.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign or SO Clear Aligners?
Without knowing your age or condition, the answer is yes—as long as you’re ready to commit to treatment! We created SO Clear Aligners to be able to offer clear aligner treatment for everyone. While Invisalign can treat a wide range of conditions, it isn’t ideal for some of the less complex cases that require minor tooth movement.
With Spillers Orthodontics Clear Aligners, our very own custom clear aligners that we print in-house in our 3-D printing lab, we can perform minimal tooth movement to treat patients with 10 aligners or less. This enables us to help you achieve better results in the shortest amount of time.
With alternative clear aligners, you’ll likely be paying full price for treatment that isn’t designed to meet your specific needs. Our doctors can treat crowded teeth, crooked teeth, gaps, and some complex bite conditions with SO Clear Aligners.
Your treatment is designed for you. Once our experienced orthodontists examine your condition, we’ll determine what length of treatment is best for your case. If you require minimal tooth movement, SO Clear Aligners may be best for you! If you require a longer, more intensive treatment, Invisalign treatment may be best for you.
Either way, if you’re ready to wear your clear aligners as instructed, you’re a candidate for clear aligners. It’s just a matter of which type of clear aligners will produce the best results in your case.
Who is not a candidate for Invisalign or SO Clear aligners?
When considering clear aligner treatment, it’s important to remember that you’ll have to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for your treatment to be effective.
If you’re not ready to commit to wearing your clear aligners as instructed, you would not be a good candidate for clear aligner treatment. In this case, braces would be better suited for your lifestyle.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide on clear aligner treatment:
- Are you prepared to commit to your treatment? If yes, clear aligners are for you. If not, braces may be best.
- Are you looking for a virtually-invisible treatment option? If yes, clear aligners are right for you!
- Are you ready to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted? If so, you’re probably a good candidate for clear aligners.
At your complimentary consultation, our experienced orthodontists will help you make the best decision for you or your child’s smile. Your orthodontist will examine your smile, including the positions of your teeth and the alignment of your bite, to create a customized treatment plan with your preferred treatment method.
No matter which treatment you choose, at Spillers Orthodontics, you can expect exceptional results. We guarantee it.
Have questions about clear aligners?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We’re here to guide you through your treatment process and help you make informed decisions about your smile.